About Liqueurs from Ireland

About Liqueurs from Ireland
Irish whiskey is almost as famous as the single malts from Scotland. The marketing point for most Irish whiskeys is that they are triple distilled, making them ultra smooth (most Scotch is double distilled). There are various types, ranging from blended to single pot still to single malt. A typical Irish whiskey has flavors of smoked peat, honey and even notes of dried fruit and blossoms. The finish is long and spicy, often with notes of oak and hints of pepper. Some examples are aged in sherry barrels and display more of a roasted nut and toffee character. Irish whiskeys are very popular with consumers in the US market. There is also a few distillers in Ireland that distill vodka and gin.

Top Picks for Ireland


Feeney’s Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur
92 points
Best Buy
Creamy taupe color. Aromas of tootsie roll, toffee, milk and honey, and toast with a glycerous, crisp, sweet medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length caramel chew, hazelnut latte, waffle cones, Irish whiskey, and fresh cream finish. A rich Irish cream that is effortlessly drinkable.
92 points $22 Best Buy
Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur
90 points
Opaque creamy milk chocolate color. Creamy aromas of coffee creamer packet, chocolate marshmallow, and sugar daddy candy with a creamy, bright, very sweet medium-full body and a seamless, medium-length cow tail candy, dairy creme, vanilla taffy, and chocolate silk pie filling finish. A chocolatey, creamy treat that won’t let you down.
The Irishman Superior Irish Cream Liqueur
88 points
Best Buy
Opaque taupe color. Aromas of caramel milkshake, egg nog, and butter with a creamy, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length coffee creamer and butterscotch finish. A sweet and creamy treat to perk up coffee.
88 points $19 Best Buy
Brady’s Irish Cream Liqueur
87 points
Best Buy
Creamy opaque dark taupe color. Sweet aromas of cocoa powder, vanilla icing, rice flour cookies, butterscotch pudding, and cream cheese frosting with a creamy, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, refreshing, medium-length fresh-baked cinnamon sugar soft pretzel and chocolate ganache finish. A tasty cream liqueur with a fresh-baked chocolaty appeal.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Feeney’s Original Irish Cream Liqueur
87 points
Creamy brown color. Sweet aromas of chocolate wafer cookies, white creme, lady finger cookies, vanilla wafer cookie, and chocolate chips with a creamy, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length Yoo Hoo drink, brownie batter, and nougat finish. An extra creamy chocolatey liqueur that will be tasty in coffees, chocolate cocktails, and ice cold on the rocks.
Cormac Irish Cream Liqueur
86 points
Best Buy
Light brown color. Creamy aromas of coconut confection, malted milk ball, chocolate candy, and toffee with a creamy, soft, very sweet medium body and a graceful, crisp toasted almond, coffee yogurt, and Neapolitan ice cream finish. A creamy, confected liqueur to spike coffee and hot chocolate.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
O’MARA’S Country Cream Liqueur
86 points
Best Buy
Light brown color. Aromas of dried figs, milk chocolate, coffee creamer, and coconut shell with a creamy, soft, very sweet light body and a seamless, brisk pecan confection, chocolate fudge, and condensed milk finish. A solid cream liqueur to add velvety sweetness to coffee and winter warmers.
86 points $12 Best Buy
The Dubliner Whiskey & Honeycomb Liqueur
86 points
Golden amber color. Creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of candied almond, strawberry wafer cookie, banana pudding with ’nilla wafers, circus peanuts, graham cracker pie crust, and meringue with toasted coconut with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish. Southerners may love the nostalgic Moon Pie quality of this confected whiskey liqueur.
Celtic Honey Liqueur
82 points
Light gold color. Aromas of sugar cube and bee pollen with a satiny, soft, sweet medium body and a silky, short-lived clover, rock candy, and candle finish. A solid liqueur to sweeten cocktails.
82 points $22.99